Snow and Ice

Shedding Light on Greenland
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Shedding Light on Greenland

Nature’s beauty overtook science for an evening.

Published Nov 15, 2020

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Iceberg A-68A Nears South Georgia
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Iceberg A-68A Nears South Georgia

Scientists watch as A-68A, currently the planet’s largest iceberg, approaches a remote island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Published Nov 16, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Land Motion

Earth’s surface may seem motionless most of the time, but an array of measurements show that natural and human-caused processes cause coastal land to rise and fall.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ice Height
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Ice Height

Scientists project ice losses from the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets will play a large part in sea level rise in the upcoming century.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Gravimetry
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Taking a Measure of Sea Level Rise: Gravimetry

Scientists measure ice’s gravitational pull on a pair of satellites, allowing them to estimate ice loss and its contribution to sea level rise.

Published Nov 5, 2020

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